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Get the word out about our full-length record of songs and launch the next chapter of our adventure.
Get the word out about our full-length record of songs and launch the next chapter of our adventure.
Get the word out about our full-length record of songs and launch the next chapter of our adventure.
247 backers pledged $17,040 to help bring this project to life.

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We are on a new adventure. We want you to come along.

UPDATE 3/25/18 - GOAL REACHED; STRETCH GOAL ANNOUNCED:

Raising an additional $1500 will cover Kickstarter's fees and allow us to use our full original funding goal to tell this record's story. Thank you for pledging! 

(The TL/DR version of the story: We made an album. We've started to tell its story with the song "Monument" and its video. We need you to help us tell the rest of the story. And now, the detailed version:)

Something burned deep within us for years - a call to invest more in the music we play. But, we played it safe for a decade. We worked other careers that were good and helpful, but not what we ultimately felt called to do when we were honest with ourselves.

We spent a year writing songs about some of this tension; songs about making the choices we longed to be brave enough to actually make. We shared them with Andrew Osenga (Caedmon's Call, The Normals, incredible songwriter, producer of great records, podcast host, the list goes on…) and he agreed to produce an album of these songs. However, because of the time involved, one of us would have to finally take a risk and leave that other, safer career behind.

So, we jumped.

We made the record (you can hear the instrumental version of one of the songs in our video!). We started a new band. And as we have told our story, we've seen a spark alight in others' eyes. They tell us about the things THEY love, and how they've secretly always wished they were pursuing them. Our dream is to encourage the people we meet to do things that make them feel alive. 

This period of risk and transition has brought about the best songs we've ever written. We think this story is worth sharing, and we think there are people out there whom we have yet to meet who could connect to this album. We need your help to deliver it to as many of these people as possible. 

We are running this campaign to fund a strong release of the record. We started with the song "Monument," and we want to continue telling the story through more videos, artwork, marketing, working with PR folks, ad placements, distribution - everything that will prevent the rest of it from just sitting on a shelf. The goal is $15,000 in four weeks. If we don't hit that number, we will not get the funds, and your card will not be charged. But if we DO hit the goal, thanks to you, this album will be heard by many. 

When you pledge, you'll receive the full album download right away! Instant gratification is the best, amiright? Everyone else will have to wait until the end of the year to get it. But you will be ahead of the game. We've got some other great stuff for you, too, in exchange for launching this album with us: 

Want to give more than that and have an idea or combination you'd like? Message us - we'll work something out.

$200 Livestream Drawing and Handlettering Examples
$200 Livestream Drawing and Handlettering Examples
This is Duncan the Dwarf Bunny. He lives in our living room and is featured in several reward tiers. He is most photogenic and has many glorious pictures.
This is Duncan the Dwarf Bunny. He lives in our living room and is featured in several reward tiers. He is most photogenic and has many glorious pictures.

Thank you for going on this adventure with us and making it possible. Thank you for sharing this project with others, too. Let's do this!! 

Risks and challenges

The album is done, so no risk involved with that reward!

The release plan involves working with others who specialize in their fields - videographers, artists, PR people, etc. They have their own schedules and other projects. So, we could experience delays in releasing songs, content and the album in full as we work with others on these things. They WILL be completed, since the songs already exist, but our timetable may need to adjust.

Not getting fully funded is the biggest risk - if we don't, we still have a record, but not many people will know about it, and it will be harder to keep moving forward and growing as a band. And that would be sad.

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    Digital Download

    Sent as soon as you pledge!

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    Digital Download + Instrumentals

    Includes the instrumental version of the album - perfect for a work/study soundtrack. (You can hear one of them in the background of our video!) Instrumentals sent when the Kickstarter completes.

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    "Making Of" Digital Deluxe Package

    All of the above, plus a deluxe package of "making-of" content - our handwritten daily recording diary, studio videos, brainstorming sheets of failed band names, and more. Instrumentals and deluxe pack sent when the Kickstarter completes.

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    ADVANCE COPY of the CD - LIMITED

    The official physical CD and its artwork will not be here until later in the year. Get an advance copy with a handmade album jacket when the campaign completes. ONLY AVAILABLE FOR FIRST 48 HOURS!

    Includes:
    • CD - ADVANCE COPY
    • IMMEDIATE Album download
    • Album PDF lyric booklet
    • Instrumental album download
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    CD + Digital Downloads

    The official physical CD sent before its public release in late 2018.

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    Engraved Drinking Glass + the Music

    Exclusive Wild Harbors pint glass, designed and engraved by Chris. Final design TBD (may differ from the image on the left).

    Includes:
    • Engraved drinking glass
    • CD - Official copy
    • IMMEDIATE Album download
    • Album PDF lyric booklet
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    Tee + Glass + Music

    The first Wild Harbors shirts to EVER be designed will be yours, sizes XS-XXXL. Final design TBD (may differ from the image on the left).

    Includes:
    • T-shirt (sizes XS-XXXL)
    • Engraved drinking glass
    • CD - Official copy
    • IMMEDIATE Album download
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    THANK YOU + All the things

    Your name will be printed in the official album art thank you's!

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    • Name in the CD Thank You's
    • T-shirt (sizes XS-XXXL)
    • Engraved drinking glass
    • CD - Official copy
    • IMMEDIATE Album download
    • Instrumental album download
    • Album PDF lyric booklet
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    Online Backer Concert + All the things

    You'll get an exclusive invite to the Kickstarter success online concert/hang out party! Guest appearance by Duncan the Dwarf Bunny. Potential other artist guest appearances as well. Date will be announced well in advance.

    Includes:
    • Online Backer Party Concert
    • Name in the CD Thank You's
    • T-shirt (sizes XS-XXXL)
    • Engraved drinking glass
    • CD - Official copy
    • IMMEDIATE Album download
    • Album PDF lyric booklet
    • Instrumental album download
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    Custom Art Livestream + All the things

    Like a concert of song requests, but art, and you get to keep it. Chris will draw whatever you ask for, AND/OR Jenna will hand-letter whatever lyric, quote, verse, tweet, etc. you ask for. We'll chat with you while we make them, too. See the description for examples. We'll mail you the piece(s) after the event is over. At least one of each per backer, if desired.

    Includes:
    • Custom Drawing/Hand-lettering Livestream
    • Online Backer Party Concert
    • Name in the CD Thank You's
    • T-shirt (sizes XS-XXXL)
    • Engraved drinking glass
    • CD - Official copy
    • IMMEDIATE Album download
    • Instrumental album download
    • Album PDF lyric booklet
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    Cover Song + All the things

    You tell us the song, we'll arrange a Wild Harbors version, record it, and send it to you digitally.

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    • Cover song recording
    • Online Backer Party Concert
    • T-shirt (sizes XS-XXXL)
    • Engraved drinking glass
    • Name in the CD Thank You's
    • CD - Official copy
    • IMMEDIATE Album download
    • Instrumental album download
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    Maryland Crab Feast + All the things

    Nashville has hot chicken, Chicago has pizza, Maryland has crabs. You and a guest are invited to a true MD style feast at our place. Steamed crabs covered in Old Bay seasoning, corn, and summery beverages provided. Maybe we'll even play a few songs when we're done cracking the shells open - it's a lengthy but relaxing affair. You provide your transportation to MD and lodging, if necessary.

    Includes:
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    • Online Backer Party Concert
    • Name in the CD Thank You's
    • T-shirt (sizes XS-XXXL)
    • Engraved drinking glass
    • CD - Official copy
    • IMMEDIATE Album download
    • Instrumental album download
    • "Making Of" deluxe download pack
    • Album PDF lyric booklet
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    House Concert + All the things

    We will perform a house concert for you and your people at your home. Invite as many folks as you like! Travel expenses and/or lodging may be required outside a 2-hour drive from Westminster, MD.

    Includes:
    • Online Backer Party Concert
    • Name in the CD Thank You's
    • T-shirt (sizes XS-XXXL)
    • Engraved drinking glass
    • CD - Official copy
    • IMMEDIATE Album download
    • Instrumental album download
    • Album PDF lyric booklet
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    Executive Producer + All the things

    To recognize your generous role in launching Wild Harbors, we'll give you Executive Producer credit in the official album artwork. We'll also send you an autographed photo of Duncan the bunny.

    Includes:
    • Online Backer Party Concert
    • T-shirt (sizes XS-XXXL)
    • Engraved drinking glass
    • CD - Official copy
    • IMMEDIATE Album download
    • Instrumental album download
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    Duncan's Delight

    You are wonderful. Executive producer credit, a house concert in your home, plus a copy of the album for 20 of your guests. Travel and/or lodging may be required outside a 2-hour drive from Westminster, MD. Oh, and of course, an autographed photo of Ducan the bunny.

    Includes:
    • Executive Producer Credit
    • House Concert
    • 20 copies of the album
    • Online Backer Party Concert
    • T-shirt (sizes XS-XXXL)
    • Engraved drinking glass
    • CD - Official copy
    • IMMEDIATE Album download
    • Instrumental album download
    • Album PDF lyric booklet
    • "Making Of" deluxe download pack
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Funding period

- (27 days)